I love the simplicity of the printed card. To me, they seem very adult, very dignified. And because of that I have long dreamed of a card press. But, my dreams have taken other directions. I have come to realize that with my Make the Cut software, I really do not need a card press---MTC and my home printer do the work for me! And there are truly no limits!
MTC or comparable software
A Basic Square shape
My Thoughts Exactly Big Thoughts Stamps
White Card Stock
Lettering Delights Doodlebats: Leaves
Distress Ink: Antique Photo
Background card 5.5 x 8.5"
- Set up the card front in MTC:
- Set up 3 rectangles using the basic square shape, label as indicated:
- Backmat: 5.4 x 4.2
- Middlemat: 5.145 x 3.9450 (this is the colored one!)
- Frontmat: 4.91 x 3.710
- Set up the decorative strip in MTC:
- stripmat: 5.4 x 1.1507 (colored the same as middlemat)
- stripfront: 5.2375 x 0.9687
- bring in the leaf strip from Doodlebats: foliage (or create your own!) Size to fit the 5.2375 x 0.9687 strip.
- The card is now set up. With the "Contrast Layer" selected, the card looks like this:
- Send file to printer. Be sure to "close the eye" of the indicated layers.
- Stamp with the desired sentiment. This card is so simple that it could run the gamut. Why not make several, just in case?
That is how I turned my MTC into a cardpress! It was that simple; really! I am so happy (and so is DH because I have not had to add one thing to my scraps!)